Thanks very much for your considered reply. I am sure that over the years you have offered the same advice over and over again to CR wanna bee's like us.
We have only been to CR twice and are very wide eyed about the country, so I would like to know what about the country is not to like? I have read that over 40% of people that migrate to CR wind up leaving. Why is that?
We cannot retire for at least three years and I guess the fear is that if the property values continue to climb as fast as they have been on the NW beach area we would not be able to afford anything by then.
We were considering purchasing bare land in Arenal as a hedge against this. We could not afford to spend 6 months in CR until after we retire, at which time if we found that we did not belong in CR we could sell our property and go. That is why I am asking your opinion on the investment potential of the Arenal area.
Once again, thank you for your guidance. It is a scary thing to invest your life savings in a foreign country. Your being there makes it a lot easier.
I am signing up today!